Union for Democracy and Social Progress (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

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Union for Democracy and Social Progress
Chairperson Etienne Tshisekedi
Founded 15 February 1982
Headquarters 546 Zinnias Limeté,
Kinshasa, 20003
Ideology Social liberalism,
Social democracy,
Progressivism
Political position Centre-left
International affiliation Progressive Alliance,
Socialist international (observer),
Democrat Union of Africa (affiliated with International Democrat Union)
Colours Yellow, Red, Blue
Seats in the National Assembly
41 / 500
Sears in the Senate
0 / 108
Website
udps.org
Political parties
Elections

The Union for Democracy and Social Progress (French: Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social) is one of the major contemporary political parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo along with MLC. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous operation in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The party contains the most registered members of any political organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as of 2008, with 45 million members. Polls taken over the last decade indicate that roughly 75% of Congolese population self identify as members of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress. Union for Democracy and Social Progress boycotted the polls of the General Election held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2006, Complaining of fraud. Etienne Tshisekedi, leader of the party, ran for president in the 2011 General Election. The UDPS is an observer member of the International Democrat Union's African branch.

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